Avala
  • - Radiology
  • Covington, LA, USA
  • PRN

 

 

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Initially this will be a PRN position transitioning to full-time.  Current hours will be 8:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

Summary

The Mammography Tech, under direct supervision, performs specialized examinations of the breast to detect abnormalities by completing mammographic imaging studies and presenting them for diagnosis.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • While promoting privacy and comfort for the patient, the Mammography Tech conducts mammography study by positioning breasts, adjusts compression mechanisms and instructing patient through the examination process.
  • Adjust equipment controls to set exposure factors; activating equipment to take image; releasing compression mechanisms.
  • Prepares patient for next positioning view.
  • Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques. 
  • Maintains production and quality of mammograms by following established standards and procedures; developing mammograms; observing mammogram results; determining necessary adjustments for optimum results; retaking mammograms as required.
  • Forwards completed studies to radiologist for interpretation.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and care of mammography equipment; troubleshooting malfunctions; maintaining equipment inventories/supplies.
  • Increases knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participates in professional organizations.
  • Ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.
    • Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication both within the department and with other departments for the benefit of the patient. Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach of meeting patient needs.
    • Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity, maintains an environment that provides the patient and family feelings of safety and security, practices good guest relations.
    • Maintains a good working relationship and effective communication both within the department and with other departments for the benefit of the patient. Consults other departments as appropriate to provide for an interdisciplinary approach of meeting patient needs.
    • Ensures completion of documentation.
    • Practices economical use of equipment and supplies, informs proper authority of discrepancies.
    • Provides education to staff on performance improvement. Ability to provide in-service training for unit staff members, participates in guidance and educational program.

 

Core Competencies

Action Orientation - Targets and achieves results, overcomes obstacles, accepts responsibility, establishes standards and responsibilities, creates a results-oriented environment, and follows through on actions.

Communications - Communicates well both verbally and in writing. Effectively conveys and shares information and ideas with others. Listens carefully and understands various viewpoints. Presents ideas clearly and concisely and understands relevant detail in presented information.

Creativity/Innovation - Generates novel ideas and develops or improves existing and new systems that challenge the status quo, takes risks, and encourages innovation.

Critical Judgment - Possesses the ability to define issues and focus on achieving workable solutions. Consistently does the right thing by performing with reliability.

Customer Orientation - Listens to customers, builds customer confidence, increases customer satisfaction, ensures commitments are met, sets appropriate customer expectations, and responds to customer needs.

Interpersonal Skills - Effectively and productively engages with others and establishes trust, credibility, and confidence with others.

Leadership - Motivates, empowers, inspires, collaborates with, and encourages others. Builds consensus when appropriate. Focuses team members on common goals.

Teamwork - Knows when and how to attract, develop, reward, and utilize teams to optimize results. Acts to build trust, inspire enthusiasm, encourage others, and help resolve conflicts and develop consensus in creating high-performance teams.

 

Professional Requirements

  • Meets dress code standards; adheres to policies                               
  • Completes annual education requirements.
  • Maintains regulatory requirements.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled, completes work within designated time.
  • Wears identification while on duty, uses computerized punch time system correctly.
  • Completes in-services and returns in a timely fashion.    
  • Attends annual review and department inservices, as scheduled.
  • Attends monthly staff meetings and/or reviews minutes as evidenced in Decision Critical.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
  • Promotes professional growth of subordinates by sharing knowledge and/or directing them to sources if information appropriate to given situation. Utilizes journals, books, etc. to learn and/or improve new techniques and equipment.
  • Assists other staff members in performing any duty that enhances the delivery of patient care.

 

Regulatory Requirements

Graduate of an accredited School of Radiologic Technology

Current Louisiana State Licensure LSRT and ARRT

Five years' experience as a Mammography Technologist

Current BLS certification

 

Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer knowledge.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires repetitive motions, standing, walking, bending, kneeling and stooping all day. The employee must frequently lift or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

 

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